Antonio Conte is willing to let Thibaut Courtois leave Chelsea this summer but will sign a new No.2 if the Belgian remains at Stamford Bridge.
Despite recent reports to the contrary, The Sun on Sunday claims Conte is open to the idea of selling Courtois after a difficult 12 months for the 23-year-old.
However, a more likely scenario would appear to be that Chelsea keep hold of Courtois for another 12 months and instead sign a new back-up goalkeeper, with Asmir Begovic determined to get regular first-team football next season.
Steve Mandana has been linked, but Egypt’s Ahmed El-Shenawy has also emerged as an option, according to the newspaper.
The 25-year-old has only one year remaining on his contract at Zamalek and so could be allowed to move on for around £3million this summer.